New Canaan to Mark 9/11 with Service of Remembrance and Peace

First responders will walk from the train station to God's Acre for a contemplative service on Sunday afternoon.

(Editor's Note: The following release was provided by Police Commissioner Jim Cole.)

A Service of Remembrance and Peace will be held by the New Canaan Clergy Association on the plaza of the on Gods Acre Sunday, September 11. It will be an opportunity for a very special reflection and remembrance that will include readings, psalms , prayers for wisdom and peace and hymns by area choirs. 

Representatives of the town’s emergency services will hold a memorial procession from the Metro-North train station to the church plaza after gathering at 4:30 to honor those who selflessly responded the call on September 11, 2001.  This will include members of the , , and the Community Emergency Response Team. From there, bagpiper Stephanie Moore will lead the assembled group up Park Street to participate in the service. 

All emergency responders are encouraged to gather at the train station at 4:30 p.m. or the Congregational Church at 5:00 p.m. as we honor our heroes, consider the lessons to be learned from every tragic event, and dedicate ourselves to a more loving and peaceful future.

In the case of inclement weather, the Interfaith Service will be held at


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